Vancouver Airport - Taxi - Limo - Rental Car - Bus Service

Vancouver Airport Transportation - Taxi, Bus, Limo and Car Rental

Finding a Taxi at YVR

Getting a taxi from the Vancouver Airport to Downtown is going to be one of the easiest parts of your trip. With over 500 licensed taxis serving the airport you won't have to wait around for a cab. The approximate cost of a taxi from the airport to downtown Vancouver is $30 to $35. If you have a disability, the attendents will assist you with the taxi. You do not need to make reservations for wheelchair accessible taxis.

Domestic Arrivals - If you have arrived on a domestic flight within Canada you will be in the Domestic Arrivals Terminal. After picking up your bags, you will be on level 2. Once you walk out the door of the terminal there will be attendants to help you with the taxi. There is no haggling here, all of the taxis are licensed and are metered.

US and International Arrivals - After clearing customs and immigration you will be in the International Arrivals area of the airport. There are attendants and at the taxi stand located outside of this area of the airport as well. The attendants will assist you with the taxi.

Sedan and Limo Service at YVR

The Vancouver International Airport is well serviced by a sedan and limo service. Aerocar Service is the official limo and sedan provider for YVR. The prices are a fixed rate based on your destination. So you don't need to worry about getting stuck in a traffic jam which is frequent in Vancouver. The cost is somewhat higher than the average cost of a taxi. For example, the cost at time of writing for a trip by limo to downtown Vancouver is $43 compared with approximately $32 for a taxi. If you are going to be arriving near rush hour, the cost may possibly work out the same or cheaper. It's a luxurious way to travel to your destination at a price almost comparable to the cost of a taxi.

Public Transportation - Rapid Transit Rail Link

The "Canada Line" is a new rapid transit rail link for the Vancouver International Airport and Downtown Vancouver. This was a long overdue transit link for the citizens and visitors to Vancouver. This is a fast and simple way to get to Richmond or downtown.

Approximate Travel Times: Richmond 18 minutes. Vancouver City Center 26 minutes.

Locating the Canada Line Rapid Transit Line: You will see signs clearly marked "Canada Line" throughout the airport. Follow these signs after clearing customs and picking up your baggage. If you have any difficulty locating the Canada Line, look for the Customer Care staff in the airport. They were green or red colored vests and are there to help you.

Cost: There is a levy on the cost of a ticket from YVR of $5. This is addition to the regular 2 zone cost of getting to Downtown. At time of writing (2011) the cost of a ticket including the levy, to the city center was $8.75.

Vancouver Airport Car Rental

There are 5 Car Rental companies located at the airport. They are located at the ground level parkade just steps from the main terminal. You will find these car rentals to choose from:

  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Dollar/Thrifty
  • Hertz
  • National/Alamo